1 Percent Theory, No Spoilers

1 Percent Theory, No Spoilers

This piece is dedicated to Thomas Still, the very fine author who wrote “1 Percent Theory” An Attempt to Reconstruct the Forgotten Lessons of Ashtanga Yoga as Taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. His book is available through Ashtanga.com, Amazon and numerous second hand book sellers. I review this book on Goodreads immediately after I finish […]

My Private Practice

My Private Practice

I’m going to North Carolina, not only in my mind, my whole body. My classes from Sept 27 to Oct 2 are clear to make room for my absence. Mind Body Fitness Center in Greensboro hosts David Williams, teaching the Ashtanga primary series. Forty-nine years ago while traveling in India David met Patabhi Jois, affectionately “Guruji.” Williams […]

100 Reasons!

100 Reasons!

I still occasionally get emails, despite this website, its calendar, description and information pages. Emails from strangers that are full full full of specific questions like 1) When are the classes? 2) How much are they? 3) What type of yoga is it ? Where do you meet? And so on. WTF? All of this information […]

Wish List for the Perfect Teacher

Wish List for the Perfect Teacher

Advanced Teacher Training! Next week I’m taking advanced teacher training at the White Lotus Foundation. I’ve never met the presiding teachers, Ganga White (or Tracy Rich). I read Ganga’s book “Yoga Beyond Belief.” If he’s the person I met on paper he’s the teacher for me. What do I look for in a yoga teacher? […]

What is extinguished or forgotten

What is extinguished or forgotten

If you’ve ever had a yoga teacher who spoke of lifting up your sternum by cueing “soften your front ribs” I feel your pain. I remember getting a sneaking suspicion my yoga teacher was clueless when I heard, “breathe into your feet.”  “Breathe into your back.” I swear I don’t make this shit up. Another remarkably confusing […]